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Death of Mark Anthony Haines [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 17.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. On 16 January 1988 in the early hours of the morning, a 17‑year‑old Aboriginal boy, Mark Anthony Haines, was found dead on the train tracks outside Tamworth. It had been pouring with rain that night. At all […]

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Children in Care [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  With the privatisation of electricity assets, ports and lands across New South Wales, the Baird Government is receiving a one-off surge of capital. It is proposing to spend that one-off surge of billions of dollars primarily on […]

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Priceless Aboriginal Heritage faces destruction from light rail excavation

An immediate stop work order is needed to protect a priceless Aboriginal heritage site from destruction for the South East Light Rail project. The Aboriginal heritage site in Randwick, adjacent to the Royal Randwick racecourse, has already yielded more than 21,000 artefacts from a series of small excavation pits. The entire site faces imminent destruction from machine excavators […]

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Media release: Families of Bowraville victims welcome moves towards justice

The families of Clinton Speedy-Duroux, Evelyn Greenup and Colleen Walker, welcome the move by the NSW Attorney General Ms Gabrielle Upton, to implement the majority of recommendations from the parliamentary inquiry into their murders in the early 1990s. The Standing Committee on Law and Justice tabled fifteen recommendations in response to the Parliamentary inquiry into […]

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Double jeopardy Bill for Bowraville introduced in NSW Parliament

Media release 6 May 2015 As the NSW Parliament returns, the first steps are being taken to deliver law reform to clear the way for justice for the families of three Aboriginal children murdered at Bowraville. The first item of Private Members Business was a Bill that implements Recommendation 8 of the Bowraville Inquiry’s unanimous […]

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Justice for Bowraville – Consultation Report released on double jeopardy law reform

The Greens NSW have today released a Consultation Report with proposed double jeopardy law reforms following public consultation on the proposed changes. The proposed reforms follow a Parliamentary inquiry late last year that produced a unanimous report making a series of recommendations regarding the Bowraville murders. Recommendation 8 of that report relates to extending the double jeopardy laws to […]

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Justice for Bowraville – Consultation Report released

The Greens NSW have today released the Consultation Report following a public consultation on our draft Bill, the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Amendment (Double Jeopardy) Bill 2015. That Bill would implement Recommendation 8, a central recommendation of the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice Report on the ‘Family response to the murders at Bowraville’. Double […]

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Government must act on recognising Aboriginal cultural fishing rights

As reported in the Batemans Bay Post: TWO commercial fishermen are calling on all political parties contesting the upcoming state election to restore Aboriginal cultural fishing rights. John Brierley and Andrew Nye say the introduction of marine park sanctuary zones, weekend bans on commercial fishing, and increasing bag limits on traditional catches, such as lobsters […]

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